Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado. With reports of phantom piano players, ghostly guests, and thieving spirits, the Stanley Hotel is one of the most popular haunted hotels in America.
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since its opening in 1893, the hotel’s founder, Charles Pfister, wanted to make sure that guests enjoyed their stay in his establishment—a task he still performs to this day. (Just a note: Hubby and I spent our 10th wedding anniversary at the Pfister and I didn’t see a ghost.)
Hotel Galvez & Spa, Galveston, Texas. The ghost of a young woman walks the halls of the fifth floor, agonizing over the loss of her seafaring husband.
Hotel Jerome, Aspen. The most active spirit is known as the “water boy,” a 10-year-old boy who drowned in the hotel’s swimming pool during a family trip 1936.
The Queen Mary, Los Angeles: Long Beach. Even though the ship no longer sails, some of its past guests are reported to still be aboard. (The Ghosts and Legends Tour of the ship was plenty scary. For me anyway. My 14-year-old loved every minute of it.)
Hotel Baker, St. Charles, Illinois. Some guests report that their bed sheets have been disheveled—even though no one had been in the room.
Hawthorne Hotel, Boston’s North Shore. Two of the most talked about paranormal activities in this hotel are the phantom hands in room 325 and the spectral woman on the sixth floor.
Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs. Ghosts have been spotted in rooms 202 and 424, doors seemingly slam shut on their own, and guests have been shaken awake at night by unseen phantoms.
And, finally, two hotels in New Orleans’ haunted French Quarter: Hotel Monteleone and Bourbon Orleans. A night at Hotel Monteleone could include visits from child-like spirits, experiences with locked doors that open and shut on their own, and an elevator with a mind of its own. And the Bourbon, ghost sightings include a Confederate soldier on the sixth and seventh floors, ghost children and women from the building’s time as a convent, and the lonely dancer in the famous Orleans Ballroom.
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